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Dana Dentata


Posted on February 12, 2008

Today we introduce to you more music from the upcoming Roadrunner United The All-Star Sessions release. This song – titled “The End” (for which a video was recently shot) – comes from captain Dino Cazares, and showcases another side of the release, as Roadrunner United contains songs from most every genre you can name in the metal and rock worlds. Though the other three tracks from Dino are most brutal, we offer you a change of pace compared to the two songs we previously introduced. And speaking of introductions, Dino sets up the song as follows: “The End” “This song was conceived in 2001 in Germany backstage in a dressing room at a club. My guitar was plugged into a practice amp, listening through my headphones. I was still on tour with Fear Factory, but writing songs for another project because I knew the breakup was inevitable. And this is what I was feeling at the time. “I sent the demo over to Rhys Fulber (producer of Demanufacture and Obsolete). He re-wrote the drum programming and added keyboards and samples. Jason “Gong” Jones sang the original version which landed him the gig as the second vocalist for Drowning Pool. “In 2005 Monte Connor (A&R, Roadrunner) called me and asked if I’d be a team captain (Team Cazares) for the Roadrunner United All Stars. I was honored. He also asked if I would re-record the song. I was hesitant at first because it’s more mellow than my usual work, and it’s unique because it’s not something I would normally write. Monte saw the bigger picture for the song, and him being a good friend I trusted his judgement. So I decided to re-record it. Roy Mayorga (ex-Soulfly) on drums. Nadja Peulen (ex-Coal Chamber) on bass. Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head, Soulfly), guitar harmonics. Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly) on keyboards, programming. “Now that the music was recorded, picking the singer was the hard part. Monte Conner asked what I thought of Matt Heafy possibly singing on this track. My response was, Matt who? I had the Trivium CD, it’s killer, but I wasn’t familiar with Matt himself, him being a new kid on the block and me being a veteran. I sent Matt the track and he just felt it. He said he had always wanted to sing a song like this. After he recorded the vocals, he sent Monte and me the song. I didn’t know what to expect, after all he’s only 19. I played the track and my jaw dropped. I was blown away by this kid’s talent. Not only can he sing brutal but he has an amazing melodic voice…and I’m honored that Roadrunner picked this track to be the first single and the first video. This song cannot be compared to any of my other work because it’s totally different, but in itself it’s an amazing song.” – Dino Cazares Check out our MUSIC section for “The End”


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